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New Job Club at The Hive – The Square at New Invention

by danielbarker on 19 September, 2018

Bridges Are you aged 25+, unemployed and live in the New Invention or Short Heath area? • NEW JOB CLUB @ The Hive • The Square, New Invention WV12 5EA • Wednesday afternoon 1pm –4pm, • starting 3rd October 2018 Facilities include: • Support and help with CV’s, cover letters and application forms • Internet […]

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Our social security spokesperson Stephen Lloyd has been talking about how badly the Government has cocked up the implementation of Universal Credit for a while. We supported it in coalition but as soon as we were consigned to the back benches, depleted, the Tories ripped loads of money out of it. He’s now written for […]

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Last night at council…..

by danielbarker on 18 September, 2018

…..was very interesting. Three motions backed by the Liberal Democrats received cross-party support and were voted through……a Tory attempt to kick opposition members off the Health and Wellbeing Board was defeated……and, hidden amongst Conservative Cllr Adrian Andrew’s 20 page Regeneration report, was an official admission that; ‘The acquisition of the Saddlers Centre provides the Council […]

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A former minister has made history as the first MP to bring her baby to a debate in the House of Commons. Jo Swinson brought her son Gabriel to a debate on whether MPs on maternity or paternity leave should be able to vote by proxy. Currently, they can only vote in person, meaning that […]

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School support staff warn of ‘intolerable workloads’ Cuts in funding are having a ‘devastating effect’ on school support staff, according to trade union Unison. It says a survey shows spending cuts, staff restructuring and ‘rocketing stress levels’ are becoming the norm in UK schools. In the report, Lessons in Austerity, almost nine in ten of […]

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A top police officer has warned we are ‘very close to losing the streets’ as government funding cuts continue to bite. Sergeant Simon Kempton, operation policing lead for the Police Federation, blamed a fall in officer numbers for being behind a rise in violent crime. He called on the government to focus protecting its citizens […]

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The number of elderly people requiring 24-hour care is set to double by 2035, social care experts have warned. The report, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, found 446,000 people aged 85 and over will need round-the-clock care by 2035. It also predicted more than one million people aged 65 and over will require […]

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Tory voter ID plan branded as ‘expensive & ineffective’

by danielbarker on 11 September, 2018

Theresa May’s Government has been urged to abandon its ‘voter ID’ plans over concerns it could cost £20 million per election and prevent thousands of vulnerable people from casting their votes. In a report on the trials that took place during the May 2018 elections, the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) said it was a ‘disproportionate […]

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Future events for information

by danielbarker on 11 September, 2018

West Midlands Police – World Café Event We would like to invite you to a World Café Event. Discuss what matters in your community; meet your local Counter Terrorism officers and local policing team. On Tuesday 25th September 2018 at 11:30 hours. Green Lane Baptist Church Burrowes Street Walsall West Midlands WS2 8NX Refreshments provided […]

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Housing benefit freeze ‘fuelling’ homelessness

by danielbarker on 7 September, 2018

The housing benefit freeze has put private renting out of reach for most low-income tenants and risks forcing people from their homes, a housing standards group has warned. New research from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has found that more than 90% of Local Housing Allowance (LHA ) rates across Britain now fail to […]

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